Taking your dog (or someone else’s) for a walk is seriously awesome for the both of you. And this post written by Casey Dickson, community member at Rover.com — which is the nation’s largest network of 5-star pet sitters and dog walkers — breaks down why.
These days exercise takes many forms, and many of them are expensive. From gym memberships to studio classes, it can be hard to find a consistent workout regimen that fits within a reasonable budget (and that you work into a long-term routine).
We all know that walking and moving around in general is good for us, but how good is it … really? And how do we implement it into our routine in a way that will allow us to consistently reap those benefits? How about with a good ol’ regular walk with a pup! Here are four reasons why walking the dog is truly awesome.
Improves Your Mood
Getting those muscles moving calms down your nervous system and leaves your mind free to wander, ponder or simply smile at the sweet friend trotting along next to you.
Walking kicks your brain into a higher gear. Research has shown that walking gets those creative juices flowing much faster than sitting at a desk with a cup of coffee.
Gets You Fitter Without the Impact
Walking is an incredible way to boost your health and your fitness — with no added stress on the joints and extra equipment necessary!
You Can Make Some Movin’ Money
Many sources of income are earned from behind a desk under fluorescent lights — with a bottom firmly planted in a seat. Not the case with a dog-walking job. You can actually work as a dog walker — which you can sign up for easily on Rover.com. It’s a trifold kind of hustle: earning you extra cash and calories burned with a serious uptick in mood. And on your journey to better fitness and an improved mood, you get to make a whole host of sweet canine friends.
Have any good dog-walking stories to share? Leave them in a comment! —Casey Dickson